JOINTEX13 4A1 – Advanced Command and Staff Training Survey Results


  1. Thompson, M.M.
  2. Piasentin, K.
  3. Febbraro, A.R.
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Defence Research and Development Canada, Toronto Research Centre , Toronto ON (CAN)
Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) involvement in complex JIMP (Joint, Interagency, Multinational, Public) or CA (Comprehensive Approach) missions such as the Vancouver 2010 Olympics and the G8 and G20 Meetings identified gaps in planning and execution at the operational level of integrated joint operations. In response, the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS) mandated JOINTEX, conceived of as a series of bi-annual exercises to develop and practice integrated operations at the operational level. The JOINTEX13 4A1 Advanced Command and Staff Training course (ACST) was a week-long series of briefings and discussions designed to increase understanding of important aspects of joint operations, with a goal of improving the operational effectiveness of participating organizations in subsequent phases of JOINTEX13. In support of the JOINTEX13 lessons learned process, pre- and post-ACST surveys were administered to assess changes in respondents’ level of understanding of various aspects of joint operations as a result of JOINTEX13 4A1 ACST, as well as their development of professional networks. At the beginning of the ACST course, the majority of participants indicated having a moderate level of understanding of the various aspects of integrated operations, with the highest levels occurring for members of the Canadian Joint Operations Command (CJOC), First Canadian Division (1 Can Div) and of units that are directly controlled by 1 Can Div. Participation in the ACST resulted in small, but statist

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whole-of government training;comprehensive approach to operations;JOINTEX
Report Number
DRDC-RDDC-2015-R198 — Scientific Report
Date of publication
01 Sep 2015
Number of Pages
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